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Better ‘Mini Brains’ Could Help Scientists Identify Treatments for Zika-Related Brain Damage


UCLA researchers have developed an improved technique for creating simplified human brain tissue from stem cells. Because these so-called “mini brain organoids” mimic human brains in how they grow and develop, they’re vital to studying complex...
10-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Combination Treatment Targeting Glucose in Advanced Brain Cancer Shows Promising Results in Preclinical Study


UCLA scientists have discovered a potential combination treatment for glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer in adults. The three-year study led by Dr. David Nathanson, a member of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, found that the...
9-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Create Molecule That Could ‘Kick and Kill’ HIV


Scientists have developed an agent to “wake up” HIV lying dormant in cells, which causes it to begin replicating so that either the immune system or the virus itself would kill the cell harboring HIV. They call the technique “kick and...
4-Oct-2017 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Low-Cost, High-Volume Services Make Up Big Portion of Spending on Unneeded Health Care


Low-cost, high-volume health services account for a high percentage of unnecessary health spending, adding strain to the health care system.
4-Oct-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Black Tea May Help with Weight Loss, Too

UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut.
4-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

After Clinical Testing at UCLA, Immunotherapy Drug Approved by FDA to Treat Stomach Cancer


Pembrolizumab, a drug that has effectively extended the lives of countless people with many types of cancer, has now been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to treat people with metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma, the most common form of...
3-Oct-2017 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Receives $5 Million Grant for Sharing Research on AIDS and Substance Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded $5 million to researchers at UCLA to develop a resource and data center for millions of pieces of research, lab samples, statistics and other data aimed at boosting research into the effects of...
2-Oct-2017 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Children with Craniofacial Defects Face Most Difficult Social Pressures in Elementary School


Elementary school children with craniofacial anomalies show the highest levels of anxiety, depression and difficulties in peer interactions when compared to youths with craniofacial defects in middle and high schools. The findings suggest that...
28-Sep-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Breast Cancer Treatment Has Evolved. Here’s Where We Are.


Targeted therapies are now available for approximately 85 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer.
6-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT

UCLA Expert on Depression and Its Impact on Success at College


4-Oct-2017 2:25 PM EDT

Kids with Diabetes Can Still Enjoy Halloween


While children with type 1 and 2 diabetes may not be able to splurge on Halloween candy like most others, they don’t have to miss out entirely.
29-Sep-2017 8:05 PM EDT

Breast Cancer Treatment Has Evolved. Here’s Where We Are.


There is no “one size fits all approach” when it comes to treating breast cancer. The disease is made up of several subtypes, and ideally each type should be treated with therapies that target the unique underlying biological problems.
27-Sep-2017 7:05 PM EDT

An Age-Old Question: When Do You Need a Geriatrician?


There’s no right age to switch to a geriatric specialist, but there are guidelines that can help determine whether a geriatrician – a physician who specializes in the healthcare needs of people who are aging – is the right choice for you or...
22-Sep-2017 6:05 PM EDT

10 Health Tips for Female College Students


For young women heading off to college, it can be a time filled with the excitement of living away from home. This new sense of independence should also include taking charge of one’s own health.
12-Sep-2017 4:15 PM EDT

Concussions in Women: Rates, Symptoms and Recovery Are Different


Females tend to report more symptoms—and more severe ones--and may also take longer to recover from brain injuries than their male counterparts.
6-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Beware the Role of Depression in College Students’ ‘Failure to Launch’


Each fall, parents pack their college freshmen off to school, fingers crossed for a solid start on the road to adulthood. But some students don’t find their footing and return home after a semester or two to regroup.
1-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT

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